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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Prenatal Classes (Overview)

Birthing classes are an essential part of a good pregnancy experience. The classes will not only teach you techniques on how to deal with the pain associated with labor and delivery, but also about proper diet and exercise during your pregnancy. It is a great opportunity for bonding with your partner as well as meeting other people that are experiencing many of the same physical and emotional changes that are related to pregnancy and a new baby.


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Are prenatal yoga dvds safe?

Are  prenatal yoga dvds safe?

Yes: Prenatal yoga is a great form of exercise while pregnant. The key differences from regular yoga are that you shouldn't be flat on your back, it is never done in really hot temps, and balance poses are done near a wall that you can catch yourself with if you lose your balance. If you have not done yoga before, it may help to take a couple classes before doing a dvd on your own. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
5 doctors shared insights

Prenatal Classes (Overview)

Birthing classes are an essential part of a good pregnancy experience. The classes will not only teach you techniques on how to deal with the pain associated with labor and delivery, but also about proper diet and exercise during your pregnancy. It is a great opportunity for bonding with your partner as well as meeting other people that are experiencing many of the same physical and emotional changes that are related to pregnancy and a new baby.


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Is prenatal yoga class recommended?

Is prenatal yoga class recommended?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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What are prenatal exercise classes?

What are prenatal exercise classes?

Prenatal exercises: Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and feel your best. Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. There is evidence that physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes, relieve stress, and build more stamina needed for delivery. ...Read more

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Are there ante-natal classes for midwives?

Are there ante-natal classes for midwives?

Yes: This type of question would likely have better outcome for answer by doing research in your local community. Many hospitals sponsor ante-natal classes, check there first. ...Read more

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How safe is prenatal yoga class?

How safe is prenatal yoga class?

Yoga classes: These are considered safe. Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax. This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. ...Read more

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Prenatal yoga classes in any way risky?

Prenatal yoga classes in any way risky?

Not likely: unless you had specific complications that would contraindicate physical activity. Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax. This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. Best when combined with low -impact ...Read more

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Do those child birth/lamaze classes work?

Do those child birth/lamaze classes work?

Labor : Part of our natural response to pain, is to tense up. Lamaze reaches you to relax during labor contractions. This way the contraction can have it maximum effect. Deep breathing also helps release endorphins, that help combat the stress hormones released, and helps combat the pain, a bit. Don't forget the option for epidural! ...Read more

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What are antenatal classes?

What are antenatal classes?

Classes u take: Before u deliver that explain about the pregnancy, labor process, anesethsia like epidural, if u need a c-section, breast feeding etc, your OB should have told u what these are and where u can sign up for them usually at the hos where u will deliver i strongly encourage all of my preg pts 1st time moms to take them the more u know from the right source - the better. ...Read more

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Can children take yoga classes?

Can children take yoga classes?

Absolutely: Not only is it good for toning and strengthening, it is also a wonderful way to teach mindfullness. Focus is essential for the practice of yoga and is an added benefit to children who are bombarded by our fast paced, computer/gaming driven world. ...Read more

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Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts ...Read more

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Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, and then the baby continues to take from you. You should find some iron supplement that you can take with these. ...Read more

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Are childbirth classes worth taking?

Are childbirth classes worth taking?

Yes in many cases: It is usually worthwhile to orient yourself to what will happen during your birth experience and have some coping mechanisms or plans on how to handle labor. This can ease anxiety and tension when it is time to deliver. ...Read more

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Are there free lamaze classes?

Are there free lamaze classes?

Yes: Many hospitals offer free childbirth classes for their patients. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more

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Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

Yes: Yes, definitely. Some women have fetuses that require lots of additional ultrasounds due to monitoring of abnormalities. These women and their unborn fetuses are not at any increased risk. Ultrasound is just that, soundwaves. They cannot harm the body. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for prenatal yoga dvd?

Any recommendations for prenatal yoga dvd?

Prenatal Yoga: Actually I would recommend that you begin with an in-person class. That way you can receive one on one support/ input and ensure that you are doing all poses/ techniques correctly and safely. ...Read more

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Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins with dha

Prenatal vitamins with dha

YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is an omega-3 fatty acid which helps with nervous system development in the fetus. ...Read more

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